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Florence LaVonne Hoyt

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Florence LaVonne Hoyt, 96, died in her home in rural Woodstock Thursday, July 10​, 2014, three days short of her 97th birthday. 

She was born July 13, 1917, to Ralph and Ada Robinett, on a newly homesteaded farm near Millarton, N. D. 

She graduated from Lyons Township High School before marrying Wilson Hoyt in 1937 and settling near LaGrange.  

The family moved to Woodstock in 1950. She has been a member of First Congregational Church of Huntley ever since. She was committed to the loving care of her husband, four sons and their families. Her determination to live out her life in her own home was legendary within the family.  To the end she maintained a clear faith in Jesus Christ.   

Survivors include four sons, Howard (MaryAnn), Huntley, John (Karen), Woodstock, Richard (Linda), Woodstock, and Larry (Debbie), Gridley; a brother, Ralph Robinett, Ocala, Fla.; ; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.​

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wayne, who died during World War II; her husband; a daughter-in-law, Debbie; and a grandson, Adam.

Memorials​ can be made to the First Congregational Church of Huntley BOLD Fund or Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. 

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday​, July 19, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary, Woodstock, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lance Lackore presiding. Interment will be private.

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